Well, of course. But it’s the principle of the matter. To be quite honest, it’s a pet peeve of mine to see people going around shouting Micro$oft is evil (not that I have any sympathy for them; I dislike them just as much as I dislike Apple) while everyone adores Apple when they’re guilty (and sometimes even more so) of a lot of the things that people hate Microsoft for, but because Apple’s the underdog with a very charismatic leader and has a certain electronic sex appeal, people seem to gloss over that.
I’m an econ major, and I did a case study on them and a paper. But mind you, like most economists, I lean towards libertarianism and am very pro free-trade (which usually does not go down well with most people in the world). So I recognize that I come from a different background on these things and that most people will probably disagree, so let’s just agree to disagree. I just want people to consider that every story has two sides and that, like most things in this world, it’s all very easy to get one-sided views about this, which is what the popular media has been dishing out for the past decade on this topic and that there are legitimate reasons for most economists to praise WM despite the popular vibe. And yes, I’ve read many reports and seen many documentaries that talk about the evils of WM, and, yes, they are very one-sided, and they do skew a lot of information. And yes, the left is just as capable of disinformation as the right. I like to stay in the middle.